Blockchain is the digital ledger technology that is sweeping through a number of industries on a wave of hype. Could the tech’s inherent transparency, security and reliability have applications in the pharmaceutical space? The answer seems to be an emphatic yes, but how could this underpinning technology improve the pharmaceutical supply chain?
Blockchain: moving into healthcare
Blockchain is the underpinning technology for crypto-currencies such as bitcoin., and therefore many in the healthcare sector may have primarily heard of it in connection with the various large-scale ransomware attacks – which generally demand payment in the form of crypto-currency – that have hit public health systems in recent years.
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